Sean Penn Travels with John Edwards to Deliver Relief in Haiti
While big-name singers like Alicia Keys and Madonna used their pipes to raise more than $58 million in the "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon on Friday, actor-activist Sean Penn was on the ground of the disaster-torn country to lend a hand.
The star delivered medical supplies and transport doctors to those whose lives were devastated by the January 12 earthquake as part of his charity, the Jenkins-Penn Haitian Relief Organization. In Port-au-Prince and around the capital, Penn gave out water filters, went to a clinic, visited out a food-distribution site, and checked out the efforts of soldiers from the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division.
The jet-setting Penn is getting to be known just as much for his activist travels as his Oscar-winning performances. People pour haterade on the actor for his controversial visits to President Hugo Chavez in Venezuela and President Raúl Castro in Cuba, but Penn also went to New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to help out.
Penn traveled to Haiti last Thursday as part of a mission with former presidential candidate John Edwards, who is obviously looking to get as many karma points as possible after recently copping to being the father of his mistress' child—almost a year after the girl was born.
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